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Behn, Nicholas; Marshall, Jane; Togher, Leanne; Cruice, Madeline – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: Cognitive-communication disorders are common following an acquired brain injury (ABI). Remediation should involve individualized goal-setting, yet few reports describe the effectiveness of setting communication goals in a group setting. Aims: To describe a process for setting and achieving goals for people with ABI. Methods &…
Descriptors: Head Injuries, Brain, Communication Problems, Interpersonal Communication
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Evans, Kelli J.; Evans, David L. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: Although long-term social challenges following traumatic brain injury (TBI) are well documented, the challenges of establishing new relationships following TBI are less understood. Aims: To examine how the type of non-verbal cues produced by an unfamiliar communication partner impacts feelings of relationship closeness by people with…
Descriptors: Cues, Nonverbal Communication, Brain, Injuries
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Groenewold, Rimke; Armstrong, Elizabeth – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2018
Background: Previous research has shown that speakers with aphasia rely on enactment more often than non-brain-damaged language users. Several studies have been conducted to explain this observed increase, demonstrating that spoken language containing enactment is easier to produce and is more engaging to the conversation partner. This paper…
Descriptors: Aphasia, Interpersonal Communication, Brain, Neurological Impairments
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Bosco, Francesca M.; Angeleri, Romina; Sacco, Katiuscia; Bara, Bruno G. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2015
Background: The purpose of this study is to investigate the pragmatic abilities of individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Several studies in the literature have previously reported communicative deficits in individuals with TBI, however such research has focused principally on communicative deficits in general, without providing an…
Descriptors: Head Injuries, Brain, Pragmatics, Cognitive Ability
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Byom, Lindsey J.; Turkstra, Lyn – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2012
Background: A requisite skill for successful conversation is the ability to adjust one's language according to contextual factors. Aims: This study examined one aspect of language use in context--the use of mental-state terms, i.e. words that communicate thoughts, beliefs or feelings--in conversations between adult males with and without traumatic…
Descriptors: Brain, Intimacy, Speech Communication, Theory of Mind
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Barrow, Rozanne – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2008
Background: Listening to how people talk about the consequences of acquired aphasia helps one gain insight into how people construe disability and communication disability in particular. It has been found that some of these construals can be more of a disabling barrier in re-engaging with life than the communication impairment itself. Aims: To…
Descriptors: Interviews, Social Attitudes, Participant Observation, Aphasia